Benin’s top marksman Steve Mounie has told the media that he would have loved to be more relaxed before facing the defending AFCON champion Cameroon this Tuesday in Ismaila.
The Huddlesfield town man who is yet to get off the mark in the Tournament is widely seen as one of the best elements of this generation of Benin players in their first AFCON tournament in 9 years alongside the likes of Michael Pote and Stephan Sessegnon.
“The game against Cameroon is very important for us that’s why we want to do everything to achieve that goal.We know that winning this game can help us achieve two things,first we win an AFCON match for the first time in this history of our country and second we qualify for the next stage of this competition for the first time too.The most important thing for us is to win,it doesn’t matter who scores we just want to win”.If I were to choose to have the obligation to beat Cameroon to qualify I will not,i will have choose that we qualify before this game and play against Cameroon with less pressure. That said, in life if you want to achieve great things then you have to amke the most of this moment” Steve Mounie told the media”.
Benin have picked up just 2 points from two games in the tournament so far but remain hopeful of upsetting the defending champions Cameroon on Tuesday.
Cameroon currently unbeaten in their last 8 AFCON games( 4W,4D) and move towards another knock out round of the AFCON.
The Lions had two times AFCON winner Joseph Antione Bell in the Den on Sunday to boast the moral of the team
ANGU LESLEY in Ismaila